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Several Measures Have Been Put In Place To Prevent Food Scarcity In Nigeria – FG

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerians should not be afraid of any form of food crisis, the Federal Government has said.

This is coming as FG kicked against the recent projections of the International Monetary Fund, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to the government, several measures have been put in place to forestall the scarcity of food in Nigeria, and there is no need for panic among citizens across the country.

FG added that whatever the IMF is saying shouldn’t be taken to heart because they have everything covered.

A statement read, “People shouldn’t be afraid of any food crisis. The minister has explained this and so people should not express fear about their (IMF) projections.”

“We have distributed assorted food commodities from the Federal Government strategic food reserve to the vulnerable and flood victims through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.”

“Distribution of early maturing seeds (wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, cassava cuttings), fertilisers, agro-chemicals and agro-equipment to affected crop farmers across the country.”

“Distribution of subsidised agricultural inputs (fertilisers, certified seeds and agro-chemicals) to affected wheat, rice and maize farmers for dry season farming under Agricultural Transformation Agenda Phase 1 and Public Based Operations across the 36 states and Abuja.”

“Restocking of the strategic food reserve with 200,000 metric tonnes of assorted food commodities.”

“There is the engagement in land preparation in collaboration with the state and Local Governments to open more land and take advantage of residual moisture for dry season farming.”

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